On March 26, the Department of Health reported five new deaths from COVID-19 bringing the death toll in Pennsylvania to 16.
As of 12:00 a.m., March 26, there were 560 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total in the state to 1,687 in 48 counties.
“Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”
Statewide, there are 1,687 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 16,441 patients who have tested negative, and 16 total deaths. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine will hold a live briefing on the COVID-19 response in Pennsylvania TODAY at 2:00 p.m. Watch Live: https://www.governor.pa.gov/live/ or facebook.com/governorwolf/ or pacast.com/live/doh
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[Posted: March 26, 2020]